Vivo has launched the Vivo S17 series of smartphones in China. The lineup has three phones, such as the Vivo S17, the Vivo S17t, and the Vivo S17 Pro. The S17 and S17t phones offer identical specifications and designs, but they differ mainly in the chipset department. Here is a look at everything that’s known about the S17 and S17t.

vivo S17 launched

The Vivo S17 features a 6.78-inch curved-edge AMOLED display that offers an FHD+ resolution of 2800 x 1260 pixels, an 800000:1 contrast ratio, 10-bit colours, a 100 percent DCI-P3 color gamut, and a 120Hz refresh rate. The device measures 164.18 x 74.37 x 7.46mm and weighs 186 grams.

The Vivo S17 is powered by the Snapdragon 778G Plus chipset, up to 12GB of LPDDR4x RAM, and 256 GB (UFS 2.2) / 512 GB (UFS 3.1) storage. To recall, the Vivo S16 from last year featured the more powerful Snapdragon 870 SoC.

It is equipped with a 4,505mAh battery that supports 80W charging. For security, the device features an under-display fingerprint scanner.

vivo S17 specs

The Vivo S17 has a 50-megapixel Samsung JN1 selfie camera with dual soft-LED flash units, which are embedded in the top bezel of the device. The rear camera setup consists of an OIS-enabled 50-megapixel Samsung GN5 primary camera, an 8-megapixel Sony IMX355 ultra-wide lens, and a ring-LED flash. The front and rear cameras of the S17 can capture up to 4K videos.

The Vivo S17t is the first-ever device to feature the Dimensity 8050 SoC. As mentioned above, the rest of its specifications are identical to those of the S17. The S17 duo offers other common features, such as dual SIM, 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, and a USB-C port.

vivo S17 chipset

Vivo came up with a new technology called particle ink for the rear design of the Vivo S17 series. They developed this technology through a research project in 2020. It works by using invisible magnetic force to arrange 15 million magnetic particles on the back panel of each phone, creating intricate patterns that create a unique play of light and shadow.

The process involves three high-temperature baking stages, with each step carefully timed within 30 seconds to achieve the desired cascading effect of light and shadow. This gives the S17 series a visually impressive appearance.

vivo S17 in colors

Vivo S17 Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • CDMA 800
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 19, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
  • 5G bands: 1, 3, 5, 8, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78 SA/NSA
  • Speed: HSPA, LTE-A, 5G

Launch

  • Announced: 2023, May 31
  • Status: Exp. release 2023, June 08

Design

  • Dimensions: 164.2 x 74.4 x 7.5 mm (6.46 x 2.93 x 0.30 in)
  • Weight: 186 g (6.56 oz)
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Pink
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Type: AMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak)
  • Size: 6.78 inches, 111.0 cm2 (~90.8% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1260 x 2800 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~453 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 13, OriginOS 3

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM7325-AE Snapdragon 778G+ 5G (6 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.5 GHz Cortex-A78 & 3×2.4 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×1.9 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Adreno 642L
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • Internal: 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM
  • UFS 2.2 – 256GB, UFS 3.1 – 512GB

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Dual
    • 50 MP, f/1.9, (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS
    • 8 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide)
  • Features: Ring-LED flash, panorama, HDR
  • Video: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 50 MP, f/2.0, 22mm (wide), AF
  • Features: Dual-LED flash, HDR
  • Video: 1080p@30fps

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: No
  • 24-bit/192kHz audio

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Bluetooth: 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive
  • Positioning: GPS (L1), GLONASS (G1), BDS (B1I), GALILEO (E1), QZSS (L1)
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C 2.0, OTG

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 4600 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: 80W wired, 70% in 30 min (advertised)

Model: V2283A

Vivo S17 Price and Availability

The Vivo S17 comes in three variants:

  • 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage costs 2,499 Yuan (~$351)
  • 12 GB RAM + 256 GB storage costs 2,799 Yuan (~$394)
  • 12 GB RAM + 512 GB storage costs 2,799 Yuan (~$394)

vivo S17 price and colors

It comes in three shades: Mountain Sea Green (blue), Sea of Flowers (pink), and Black. The handset is scheduled to go on sale starting June 6 in China. Vivo is yet to confirm the S17t’s configurations, price, and availability.

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